Lefferts Historic House
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Lefferts Historic House represents more than 200 years of New York City history. Lefferts is a great place to add a bit of education to a day of fun for young Park visitors. It’s located in the Park’s Children’s Corner, right near the Carousel and the Prospect Park Zoo, and is also a unique place to hold a child’s birthday party.
April 5 – June 29, 2014
Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm.
July 3 – September 1, 2014
Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 6 p.m.
September 4 – November 2, 2014
Thursday – Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m.
November 6 – December 21
Saturday – Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.
Memorial Day: May 26: 12 – 5 p.m.
Winter Break: December 26 – January 1: 12 – 4 p.m.
$3 suggested donation.
Built by a Dutch family in the 18th century farming village of Flatbush, Lefferts Historic House interprets the history of Brooklyn’s environment from pre-Colonial times until the present, using its working garden, historic artifacts, and documents, as well as period rooms and exhibits.
Visitors to Lefferts play with traditional tools, toys, and games and have the unique chance to engage in farming activities. Families also participate in craft activities such as candle making, sewing, butter churning, and making fire with flint and steel. Special weekend programs follow the seasonal patterns of rural life: springtime’s Flax & Fleece Fest , Summer Songs & Stories, fall’s Harvest Days, the Winter Festival, and the Annual Quilt Show.
Visitors to Lefferts get to play amazing games from the past.
Want to practice your "Nine Man Morris" before returning to Lefferts? Click here.
Please note: The first floor, where all craft and game activities take place, is wheelchair accessible.
An American Family Grows in Brooklyn: The Lefferts Family Papers at Brooklyn Historical Society
Lefferts is on TV! On "It's My Park" | Quilt exhibit on NY1 | Freedom Strut on NY1 | Courtesy of The History Channel
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Schools and groups can visit the Prospect Park Audubon Center or Lefferts Historic House during public hours. Visits are self-guided and a reservation is required. Call (718) 287-3400 x303 for the Audubon Center and (718) 789-2822 x301 for Lefferts Historic House.
Birthday parties at Lefferts Historic House include an activity program designed by the museum staff for up to 25 children, ages 4 and up. For more information please call (646) 393-9031 x1. Learn more>
Lefferts Historic House is located at the Children’s Corner, inside the Willink entrance (intersection of Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard).
By Public Transportation: (MTA Maps)
• Q, S or B Train to Prospect Park station
• B16 or B43 Bus to Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard
• B41 Bus to Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard
From Manhattan: From the Manhattan Bridge take Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza. Go halfway around the circle and continue on Flatbush Avenue (the Brooklyn Public Library will be on your left and the Park on your right) until the intersection of Ocean and Flatbush Avenues and Empire Boulevard.
From Queens & Long Island: From the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, exit at Tillary Street and turn left onto Flatbush Avenue. Then follow the directions from Manhattan.
From Staten Island:
• From the Verrazano Bridge follow the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, exit at Atlantic Avenue, making right onto Flatbush Avenue. Then follow the directions from Manhattan.
• Or, follow the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the Prospect Expressway, exit at 11th Avenue. Make a left on 11th Avenue. Make a right on Prospect Park Southwest to Park Circle. Go three-fourths around the circle and continue on Parkside Avenue. Make a left on Ocean Avenue to the intersection with Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard.
Address for geo-mapping: 452 Flatbush Ave., Zip Code 11225
For more information call (718) 789-2822. Questions or comments about Lefferts Historic House? We'd love to hear from you! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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